Food, Income and Markets Advisor - Republic of Sudan

Sudan

Contract Length: 2 years

Date needed By: ASAP

New Post or Replacement: Replacement

Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied

Exact Job Location: West Darfur, Sudan

Reports To: Senior Programme Advisor

Responsible For: National Livelihoods Advisor

Liaises With: Field teams and other Members of the Programme Support Unit

Job Purpose: Agriculture and Livelihoods technical support of Concern Sudan’s programmes in West Darfur, focusing on programme strategy, quality and learning.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead role in the ongoing development of Concern Sudan’s Livelihoods programme including in the design of strategy for Sudan in general and West Darfur in particular, working in conjunction with the wider resilience programme and relevant sectors, such as health, nutrition and WASH.

  • Participate and contribute to Livelihoods programme proposal development

  • Provide robust support to the National Livelihoods Advisor in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Concern Livelihoods programme, and in support of partner organizations.

  • Design a comprehensive capacity building strategy for Livelihoods staff and partners engaged in Livelihoods related activities.

  • Facilitate and coordinate trainings for CWW Livelihoods and partners’ staff as well as other members of the Programme Support Unit.

  • Strengthen, and where necessary design and roll out continuous improvements in programme quality, including strategy and implementation for transition from humanitarian action to resilience and longer term development interventions.

  • Provide technical support to the Livelihoods programme team on an ongoing basis with regular visits to the projects sites to address progress and assist field staff as required.

  • Facilitate trainings for Concern and partners’ Livelihoods staff and mentor the National Livelihoods Advisor.

  • Lead in conducting Livelihoods sector baselines and assessments, including market surveys, value chain studies and stakeholders’ analysis.

  • Provide support and guidance on budget development and monitoring of expenditure to budget holders with reference to livelihood budgets

  • Provide advice and support for the development of project management skills to programme staff related to livelihoods work.

  • Ensure consistency of strategy & common objectives between programmes, partners and donors.

  • Support the National Livelihoods Advisor to prepare regular project progress reports as required for donors and other internal and external bodies, ensuring technical quality.

  • Liaise and coordinate with other relevant stakeholders in interagency planning and implementing livelihood development interventions including attendance of all relevant coordination meetings, as directed by the West Darfur Programme Director and /or the Country Director.

  • Ensure that HIV & AIDS, equality and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are factored into programme design and delivery, reviews and evaluations

  • Play an active role in the the Programme Support Unit, contributing to the overall programme strategy.

  • To participate in any emergency response carried out by Concern country programme as directed by the line manager

  • Support Concern’s South Kordofan Livelihoods programme, as workload allows.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  1. Education & Qualifications Required:

Essential:

  • Relevant third level qualification– preferably with strong emphasis on Livelihoods issues (e.g. Farm and Off Farm income generation activities, micro-finance, agricultural development).

  • At least 4 years progressive experience in livelihoods projects including management, reporting and proposal writing.

  • Previous overseas experience of food and livelihood programs in post-conflict situations.

  • Knowledge of participatory methods and data collection methodologies.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Experience in analysis of livelihoods data.

  • IT skills including word, excel, powerpoint and outlook

  • Experience in working with and capacity building of national staff and partner organisations.

  • Good understanding of climate change adaptation and resilience approaches.

  • Familiarity with principles of humanitarian action (international code of conduct and humanitarian charter).

Desirable:

  • Experience in digital data gathering.

  • Understanding of some key institutional donor requirements.

  • Familiarity with SPHERE guidelines.

  • Knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standard (or Humanitarian Accountability Partnership), and its quality criteria.

  • Knowledge of Arabic.

3. Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Adaptable, resourceful and creative thinker.

  • Good people management and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Good organization, planning and time management skills.

  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.

  • Empathy with organizational goals.

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Concern Worldwide
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Nutrition
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-27

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